2017 marks twenty years since Hong Kong was handed back to China. Timed with this anniversary, we are pleased to collaborate with Create Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office London, with the project managed by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, to offer a specially selected season of work that reflects both the excellence and diversity of contemporary filmmaking in Hong Kong.
Maybe not the production powerhouse it once was, Creative Visions reflects the richness of work being produced in what is still one of East Asia’s most significant film industries. Beginning with a restoration of Fruit Chan’s landmark Made in Hong Kong (1997), the season encompasses respected names, such as Johnnie To represented by the brilliantly absurdist Running on Karma (2003) and the socially engaged Life without Principle (2011), and lesser-known classics such as Patrick Tam’s multi-award winning After this our Exile (2006). In addition we will celebrate the work of Hong Kong maverick Herman Yau, whose 2016 horror film Nessun Dorma will provide chills over the Halloween period.
Previously in this season
Course/ Beyond The Golden Age: Hong Kong Cinema 1997 – 2017
This course supplies an overview of the last 20 years of Hong Kong cinema, showing an industry persisting through uncertain political times.
The Sleep Curse
This blood drenched horror reunites the legendary duo of director Herman Yau and actor Anthony Wong for this tale of a Neurologist whose father worked…
Made in Hong Kong
With a career-making central performance from Sam Lee as Moon, a down-on-his-luck teenager trying to make ends meet in the marginalised neighbourhoods of a Hong…
One of the most original voices to emerge from the Hong Kong new wave of the late the 1970s, Ann Hui is now a major…
Life Without Principle
Johnnie To is one of the most important directors working in Hong Kong today and Life without Principle one of his most complex and satisfying…
Running on Karma
Centring on superstar Andy Lau’s Big, a Buddist Monk turned muscle-bound stripper, who struggles with the fact that he can see people’s future.
The Sleep Curse Q&A
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Herman Yau.
After this Our Exile
Set in an unspecified past, After this Our Exile is the story of a family, a father and a son, and the difficulty and disappointment…